‘Surface Book’ Specs Release Date: Can Microsoft’s First Laptop Mark The End Of MacBooks?
Microsoft, during its Windows 10 event, launched its first-ever laptop, “Surface Book”. With almost every brand in the market trying to manufacture products better than or at least as good as Apple laptops, do you think Microsoft will be successful in beating MacBooks with Surface Book?
Before we come to any conclusion, let us have a look at Surface Book’s specifications:
Weight: 3.34 pounds, including keyboard
Screen: 13.5-inch PixelSense Display
Battery: Up to 12 hours with video playback
Camera: 8-megapixel primary camera, 5-megapixel front camera
Processor: 6th Gen Intel Core i5 or i7
Resolution: 267 PPI (3000 x 2000)
Storage: 128GB, 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB
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Microsoft Surface Book also has a 10-point multi-touch display. As this laptop comes packed with powerful specifications, Microsoft claims that it works two times faster than MacBook Pro. Time will tell how true Microsoft’s claims are, but if this laptop does not grab Apple’s share, we don’t know what will.
The best part about Surface Book is that it is a laptop as well as a tablet, and it is set to play both roles quite well. Apple users are in need of a better MacBook, and if Apple is not offering them what they are looking for, then they might as well go for a replacement. Compared to some of the MacBooks, Surface Book may not be the lightest laptop out there, but it wins with its hinge fold. Microsoft has proven that with just a few minor changes one can drastically transform gadgets.
Other features like Palm Lock technology and One Click to OneNote are also impressive. With palm lock, you can turn your Surface Book into a canvas without having to worry about the gadget going haywire at the slightest touch. You can easily rest your palm on the device. One click to OneNote allows you open a blank OneNote page by clicking with your Surface Pen.
Surface Book starts at $1,499 and is available now for pre-order on Microsoft’s online store. The release date is on October 26.